University of Maine Climate Change Institute
The Climate Change Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit organized to conduct research and graduate education focused on variability of Earth's climate, ecosystems, and other environmental systems, and on the interaction between humans and the natural world.
The Institute's research activities include field, laboratory, and modeling studies that focus on the timing, causes, and mechanisms of natural and anthropogenically forced climate change, and on the effects of past climate changes on the physical, biological, chemical, social, and economic conditions of the planet. Institute research is supported by grants from a variety of sources including the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the W.M. Keck Foundation, and endowments from the Bingham Trust and the Dan and Betty Churchill Exploration Fund and others.
Graduate students working in the institute register for PhD/MSc degrees in related UMaine academic units. The Climate Change Institute also offers a MSc degree program in Quaternary and Climate Studies. An Independent PhD degree is also available through the Graduate School. Students affiliated with the institute investigate human and global change, past, present and future.
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